2012 Winners

Yao Ming, WildAid Ambassador, Beijing, China

Yao Ming is a former US National Basketball Association star turned conservationist and an Ambassador for WildAid’s global shark campaign which educates consumers through mass media campaigns reaching up to 1 billion people every week in China. Yao encourages decision...

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Taylor Shellfish Farms, Washington, USA

Taylor Shellfish Farms has been in business for over a hundred years and has led industry efforts towards environmental, social and economic sustainability in shellfish farming focusing on three areas: certification, political advocacy for clean water, and...

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Francois Pasteau, Chef/Owner, L’Epi Dupin Paris, France

Established in 1995, Pasteau’s restaurant is today a beacon for sustainable fish, strongly featured in its daily changing menus. François is one of the first French chefs to be conscious of marine resource conservation, believing that chefs act as ambassadors of...

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Blue Ventures Toliara, Madagascar

Blue Ventures is an award-winning social enterprise that works with local communities to conserve threatened marine and coastal environments, both protecting biodiversity and alleviating poverty. Over the past decade, Blue Ventures’ marine conservation work in...

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Austral Fisheries

Austral Fisheries has made deliberate decisions to ensure that all aspects of its fishing and trading operations are as environmentally sustainable as possible, ensuring a secure future for its company, employees, customers and fisheries. Austral Fisheries remain at...

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What The Champs Say...

We’re not afraid to tackle the hard stuff

You don't have to convince anybody in our business that this is the right thing to do...everybody gets it. It's just making sure we've got a healthy planet and food security going forward. Let's get the ball running now because the alternative might be doing nothing, and that's not acceptable to anybody. We're not afraid of tackling the hard stuff.

Ally Dingwall, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Sainsbury’s

2016-09-16T14:28:44+00:00

Ally Dingwall, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Sainsbury’s

You don't have to convince anybody in our business that this is the right thing to do...everybody gets it. It's just making sure we've got a healthy planet and food security going forward. Let's get the ball running now because the alternative might be doing nothing, and that's not acceptable to anybody. We're not afraid of tackling the hard stuff.

It is an honor to be in the company of these finalists…

It is an honor to be in the company of the great individuals, companies and organizations who were also nominated this year. It is the outstanding leadership of this year’s winners in promoting environmentally responsible seafood that inspires others to join in the sustainable seafood movement and take responsibility for making positive change.

Maria Damanaki, Seafood Champion Finalist

2016-02-02T12:12:57+00:00

Maria Damanaki, Seafood Champion Finalist

It is an honor to be in the company of the great individuals, companies and organizations who were also nominated this year. It is the outstanding leadership of this year’s winners in promoting environmentally responsible seafood that inspires others to join in the sustainable seafood movement and take responsibility for making positive change.

The work we do we haven’t done for rewards….

It is a good thing that the Seafood Champion Awards are there, so that people can look at what we've done and say "hey, I can do this." And hopefully it will inspire people to make the same choices in different areas and push themselves, take those challenges and improve the fishery.

David Stevens, Crystal Sea Fishing

2016-09-16T14:34:36+00:00

David Stevens, Crystal Sea Fishing

It is a good thing that the Seafood Champion Awards are there, so that people can look at what we've done and say "hey, I can do this." And hopefully it will inspire people to make the same choices in different areas and push themselves, take those challenges and improve the fishery.

We totally believe in the long term sustainability of the oceans…

Maldives has a strong position in the Indian Ocean, so we are using that to advocate and to try and implement sustainability. Ultimately I hope there is more good in the world than bad in the world; we will win through.

Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives

2016-09-16T14:36:50+00:00

Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives

Maldives has a strong position in the Indian Ocean, so we are using that to advocate and to try and implement sustainability. Ultimately I hope there is more good in the world than bad in the world; we will win through.

We are here to ensure our resources are protected for our people…

At the end of the day, we have nowhere else to go—we have to ensure the sustainability of our stocks. Fishing boats can go to other oceans. We can't. We don't have that luxury. So we are here to stay, and therefore we are here to ensure that the resources in our waters are protected for the welfare of our people.

Transform Aqorau, CEO, Parties to the Nauru Agreement

2016-09-16T14:39:55+00:00

Transform Aqorau, CEO, Parties to the Nauru Agreement

At the end of the day, we have nowhere else to go—we have to ensure the sustainability of our stocks. Fishing boats can go to other oceans. We can't. We don't have that luxury. So we are here to stay, and therefore we are here to ensure that the resources in our waters are protected for the welfare of our people.
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